January 05, 2006

mid-season appraisal: Big 4

I mentioned before that the holiday fixtures are critical to all EPL clubs, as it can actually make or break the rest of your season. Let's now take a look at how the Big Four have performed:

Arsenal: 2 wins, 2 draws, 8/12 pts
Scouse: 3 wins, 1 draw, 10/12 pts
ManYoo: 2 wins, 2 draws, 8/12 pts
Chelsea: 4 wins, 12/12 pts

My theory back then was that 10 points was the minimum required for any team to even dream of chasing down Chelsea to the league title. This theory might explain why Fergie and Weng Ka have conceded the title; whereas Rafa SupaStar has chosen to not comment until further notice.

Despite the superior performance, Chelsea fans should remain humble and not gloat yet, as the league title is still not decided. For now. The next few weeks could decide matters though, if we look at certain fixtures:

Sat, 14th Jan: LIV vs TOT
Sun, 22nd Jan: MAN vs LIV
Sun, 5th Feb: CHE vs LIV
Tue, 14th Feb: LIV vs ARS

Yup, they are all Liverpool matches. After all, who else is left to challenge Chelsea? Shebby Singh might pipe up with "The Spurs"; but let's keep it real, shall we?

Failure by the Scouse Louse to win any or all of those fixtures could mean that the league title race will be decided by the morning after Valentine's Day. Then we can start to observe how many former ManYoo, Arse and Scouse fans will suddenly proclaim that they heart Chelsea deep deep.

Toodles

[pic of wannabe Superman taken from The Sun UK, pic of Frank Lampard googled]

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

U sure?? More like they HATE Chelsea deep deep!

sashi said...

well, i would like to drive a stake through chelsea heart deep deep....

Anonymous said...

I think it has already started. With Essien out ;) Just a thought, you think the other teams will not 'accidentally' injure key players in Chelsea's team, like say... LamPARd? Or John Terry? We'll just see if Chelsea can hang on if it happens! *Evil grin

bex said...

"Then we can start to observe how many former ManYoo, Arse and Scouse fans will suddenly proclaim that they heart Chelsea deep deep."

Really can't wait for that to happen. Better they stop supporting those clubs now than later if they're so glory-hunting.

YungJie said...

Chelsea ? Is there a team calld chelsea in EPL ? :D~~~